Cryptos Part III: A Culture of Great Antiquity
"We're used to thinking of our species as having been the end of a trajectory, where that trajectory is toward larger and larger brains. That's actually not the case."
This is the third in a series of articles exploring the possibility of a cryptoterrestrial presence on Earth and its relation to the UFO phenomenon. Click here to read Part II, or click here to start at Part I.
When we speak of a hypothetical cryptoterrestrial presence on this planet, it is important to define what we mean.
Dictionary.com has a few different definitions for the noun "crypto"; a person who secretly supports or adheres to a group, party, or belief, or as a shorthand version of both cryptocurrency and cryptography.
In our case we are describing an attribute of the word "terrestrial," so the adjective is the appropriate definition to use. This is defined as secret or hidden; not publicly admitted.
The definition of the noun "terrestrial" is an inhabitant of the earth, especially a human being.
So in the general sense, we can state that a cryptoterrestrial is a secret or hidden inhabitant of the earth.
Or, in a more specific way, a cryptoterrestrial may apply to a member of the human species that is currently in existence without the global general public's knowledge.
It is the latter definition we will be building on in this article.